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transit accessibility

Ore. county ends free paratransit fixed-route rides

Other recent changes made to the agency’s paratransit program include in-person interviews to determine eligibility for CherryLift, with applicants no longer able to ride the service during the 21-day approval process.

CUTA releases accessibility study

The report shows that the case for providing accessible transit is supported by a broad spectrum of annual monetary benefits to the national economy.

S.D. leaders to recommend making bus stops more accessible

An ongoing review of the city’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act shows that one-quarter of the city’s bus stops don’t meet the federal standard, according to consultants hired in 2011 to perform a citywide audit of public facilities

Health Care's Fraying Safety Net Impacting Paratransit, NEMT Transportation

Paratransit and NEMT are being overwhelmed with an uptick in Medicaid-eligible riders. If implemented, the Affordable Care Act will make the influx even higher. Operators are facing changes in how they are funded and deliver transportation. They say they need to work more closely with partners to cope.

Pa. transit mulls swipe cards for seniors

The Luzerne County Transportation Authority may issue swipe cards to senior citizens to prevent bus drivers from being able to manipulate ridership totals. The move is a response to allegations that drivers are counting "ghost riders" to increase state funding.

N.J. paratransit wins grant for veterans’ access

A $406,125 grant from the FTA will help the Morris Area Para-Transit System develop a one-click/one-call transportation resource center to coordinate local transportation services to veterans who live in the Morris County area.

N.J.: Buses must use flashing lights for disabled

New bill requires that drivers of buses and other vehicles equipped with flashing lights use them when picking up or dropping off developmentally disabled riders. Violators are subject to a fine of at least $100 for a first offense.

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